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6 Tips for a Perfect Sky

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Atmosphere is everything in good renderings, and Alex Hogrefe is a master. With great explanations and tight graphics, Alex deftly shows us what can ruin, or make the upper background portion of any exterior view. Learn fr... Read more →

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What Killed The Infographic?

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FastCo explores why, after a number of years of innovative data visualizations, the trend has appeared to slow. "Today, you'd be lucky to find a cheap knockoff in a world dominated by crappy promotional infographics churne... Read more →

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This is not Yellow

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Actually, there's not a single yellow pixel on your whole screen. Computers manipulate your brain by showing you the same amount of red and green light wavelengths your brain receives when viewing yellow, so... it just as... Read more →

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support Bricks, Share collaborative bricks of architecture

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Bricks the collaborative app to share visual bricks of projects with the architecture community.

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Virtual reality will allow architects to "change the world like a god"

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"It could be the best way to show a building to the client, because the client is going to be able to walk inside the project even if it is not existing yet," he explains. Read more →

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A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

An introduction to machine learning - a beautiful and visual presentation. "In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to... Read more →

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Aaron Betsky on experimental architecture and Postmodernism

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

" Experimental architecture is a marginal phenomenon, pursued by a few brilliant, but isolated figures: Perry Kulper or Bryan Cantley come to mind, but websites such as Socks Studio or Sucker Punch seem to find fresh exper... Read more →

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Obstructions Vanish From Images Treated With New Software From MIT, Google

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is nothing short of magic. And it'll likely make its way into many an app in the near future. We can't wait.

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DATA + DESIGN a simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"But working with data can be far from simple. Data come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to collecting, understanding, and visualizing information. Some people spend years... Read more →

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Graham Foundation > 2015 Grantees

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

The Graham Foundation announcement of the 2015 Grants to Organizations! "49 new grants, totaling $496,500, will support diverse projects around the world that chart new territory in the field of architecture. The awarded p... Read more →

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Check out this completely badass invention/teaching tool - an interactive topographic map built with a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera and box of sand. I'm seriously considering constructing one of these for our landscape+ar... Read more →

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Going Adobe-free - Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Sick of Adobe's pricing structure? Other options exist, especially for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. This writeup is clearly written for the UX/UI developer in mind but designers of all sorts take note.... Read more →

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2015 Summer Creative Code Showcase - Gray Area Art & Technology

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

TONIGHT: Creative Code Fellows Show Opening @GrayAreaorg 7-10! It's been a great summer, come see the work in San Francisco, CA! "The Creative Code Fellowship, run jointly by Gray Area and Stamen, gives several talented ... Read more →

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Charting an Architect's Obsession With White-and Other Fun, Irreverent Infogr...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture by Frank Jacobus is an irreverent, stealthily informative look at architecture through a series of visualizations that include a chart of the type of architecture that di... Read more →

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How to Build a Globe From Scratch

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is a beautiful video about craft: the only handmade globe makers working today. Take 6 minutes and feast your eyes.

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AlumiDrafter

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

How apropos that a new kickstarter campaign for an amazing new drafting tool hits the same week as SC's Prepare to Make series. This thing is hot. Support the cause! Read more →

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Study Confirms: Wearing Black Clothing Makes You Appear More Attractive, Inte...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Well there it is folks. Say no to chromophobia, unless you want to be viewed by others as generally more bad ass. So that's why architects have the stigma... Read more →

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Design Manifestos: Brandon Clifford of Matter Design

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

" ...When we began as a firm we said, “Let’s stop working with sheet materials and start getting into volume.” The majority of architecture throughout history has been carved in stone — a volumetric material. So let’s get ... Read more →

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Evolving the Google Identity

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

The behind the scenes on the evolution of the new google identity ! Covering the 3 main elements: Google Logotype A sans serif logotype that retains our distinct multi-color sequence. Dots A dynamic distillation of th... Read more →

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Taking Daylight to the Next Level: How Daylighting Analysis is Changing Design

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is huge, and so true. while the article clearly has a bias towards sefaira (the author's company) - the general sentiment is totally true. #daylightautonomy Read more →

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JPEG, PNG, GIF: A Cheat Sheet On Image Formats And When To Use Them

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Good overview explanation of the 3 most widely used image file types. Straight up.

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Amazing Video Shows Our Solar System To Scale Across Seven Miles Of Desert

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Images of our Solar System often portray the planets as near each other, however that is anything but the case. In the video, made by Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet, they explain that using representations of the planets... Read more →

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Place Changing

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Developed by SC Curator Nicolas Rivard, "Place Changing is one part design, one part storytelling, and one part civic engagement. The Rivard Report and Overland Partners aim to give readers a neighborhood-level perspective... Read more →

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AD Essentials: Rendering

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Arch Daily's collection of Rendering-related posts. Some good reads.

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Melt Your Brain With This Music Video That Visualizes Space-Time

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Beautiful animation for burning the late night oil.

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Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating look into why good designers go to the dark side. "Normally when you think of “bad design”, you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy but with no ill intent. This type of bad design is known as a “UI ... Read more →

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See How György Kepes Made Some of the Greatest Photos of The Century -- Witho...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For a slice of inspiration out of the pre-digital age, explore Kepes's Photograms. Then check out the books by Kepes in the SC Collection. An incredible figure in visual perception research. Read more →

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The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"It's bullshit. The golden ratio's aesthetic bona fides are an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn. Many designers don't use it, and if they do, they vastly discount its importance. There's also no science to really bac... Read more →

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What Is Light?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

One of the latest incredible animation videos by "In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt" Brilliant

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2,200 Radical Political Posters, Digitized

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The collection as a whole gives us a potentially inspiring, or infuriating, mosaic of political thought at its boldest and most graphically assertive from a time before online petitions and hashtag campaigns took over as ... Read more →